nothing new for republicans to run against demiped of tax, of course. way before the tea party put the t in taxes, they learned george w. bush, 41 read my lips was a big mistake and good lesson for them not to say things like that. bush, of course, was forever dogged by that broken promise and "saturday night live" ridiculed his contortions trying to get right with the republican base. >> president bush, during your term the deficit has grown by almost a trillion dollars. >> i know. >> andestly now, don't you feel some kind of tax hike will be needed to reduce the deficit. >> jane, the answer is no. i will never raise taxes again and i may never, never, ever, never, ever again and i mean never, ever, ever, never, ever, never, ever -- >> thank you, mr. president. >> never, ever, ever, ever. never -- >> mr. president, please! >> never, ever, ever again. chris: never, ever, ever. that's comedy, of course. but more real than you can believe.